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my baby is having CMV infection and torch positive.she is having calcifications in brain.how does it efect the babys future


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replied January 14th, 2011
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A18432
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
CMV infection in newborns or congenital infection affects mortality rates. If the child survives the infection, then long term sequelae of neurological and neurodevelopmental effects follow. The child may have to cope with growth retardation, mental retardation, hearing loss, retinitis, atherosclerosis, increased risk for malignancy etc.
The calcifications detected in brain could suggest future development of cognitive and audiologic deficits along with poor neurodevelopmental prognosis.
Visit these links to understand more about CMV infection and effects in babies:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/9630 90-overview
http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/c ytomegj.htm
http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/ba cterial_viral/cytomegalovirus.html#
Take care.



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